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wings of angels

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As part of my at-home-writers-retreat, I had a ‘break’ day yesterday. I had my hair cut (always relaxing) and went with my husband for a drive to our cabin. We read our book aloud (a Philip R. Craig Martha’s Vineyard Mystery) and took lots of photos. This evening I wrote a poem, based on today’s photos. Most are blurry, because of the relentless wind.



wings of angels


I don’t believe in angels,

though I catch their whisper

between stems of Poa,

meadow grasses and blue.

Discover feather fall,

seed tufts of goldenrod,

Solidago. Wing tips

disguised as autumn leaves,

staghorn sumac or oak.

Glimpsed along low ditches,

silken hairs of rabbitsfoot

Trifolium arvense.

Find feathers aloft, on air,

cirrus or stratus clouds,

or wind-smoothed cotton-grass,

tassels of Eriophorum.

Catch scent—Dennstaedtia

hayscented fern, or cedar,

sets cones for another year.

I think of angel wings

and refuse to believe.



Copyright Jane Tims 2019


All my best,



Written by jane tims

October 11, 2019 at 7:00 am

keeping watch for dragons #4 – a dragon overhead

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Have you ever had a raven fly directly over your head?  If so, you have heard the rhythmic compression of air, too intense to have been made by feathers…



a dragon overhead


a raven flies over

thrashes the air

percussion of dragon wing



© Jane Tims  2012

Written by jane tims

March 28, 2012 at 6:08 am

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